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Mortal Kombat X adds a it’s first gay charater to the lineup.

The popular fighting game franchise “Mortal Kombat” has just released Mortal Kombat X, the latest installment of it’s long running fighting game series. Mortal Kombat X has added several new characters including Kung Jin, an expert archer who’s backstory reveals he is a closeted gay man.

The game’s cinematic director, Dominic Cianciolo, confirmed the character’s sexuality in a tweet, writing. “I see people are picking up on the subtle exposition contained in Kung Jin’s flashback—Glad we have observant fans!”

Mortal Kombat X has joined the growing number of games that are including LGBT characters, relationships and story lines. MassEffect and Final Fantasy have also made headlines for it’s added LGBT related content.

Mortal Kombat X is now available in stores.